Well, it's December, which means it's time for every publication in existence to release a "Best Of" list. Rolling Stone released their list of The Top 50 Albums of '08, and all I can say is...Realy? An entire goddamn year, and this is what you could come up with? Pathetic. Don't believe me? Let's take a look at some glaring instances of stupidity.
2. Tell Tale Signs - Bob Dylan
Before you all come knocking on my door with your torches blazing and your pitchforks aimed at my junk, you might want to consider that this was a collection of Bootlegs. I think Bob Dylan is amazingly talented, but putting Dylan up here would be like putting Liz Phair on for a re-release of Exile In Guyville. I'm not saying it's a bad album, I'm just saying it doesn't belong on a list for 2008.
10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Okay, I'm only saying this one last time, and that's it. Would you all PLEASE shut the fuck up about Vampire Weekend already? Congrats, you listen to Vampire Weekend. Wanna talk about how overrated Juno was?
12. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
This is a classic case of the Rockroaches: Careers that just don't know when to die. The album been delayed for over a decade, and this is what we get? An overly Auto-tuned bit of pop-rock sold exclusively at Best Buy? We deserve better, assholes.
30. Duffy - Rockferry
My apologies to those who like Duffy (I've read some interviews, and she seems like a pretty sweet girl), but I can't be the only one who feels like she's just another european pop-darling cashing in on the Amy Winehouse craze before the crazy beehived bitch ODs, am I? She's charming, but I'm just saying...
39. Taylor Swift - Fearless
I have to admit a fondness for Taylor Swift, considering that she had to date the Gay Jonas Brother, but really? 39th best album of the year? I can line up all the albums I bought this year, and have my Dog sniff them out, and chances are, the one she chooses will probably be ten times better than this one. Wonder how they can fuck this one up any worse?
40. The Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer
...ARE YOU FUCKING SHITTING ME? You have an entire year's worth of music, and you choose the emo version of Hanson? Fuck it. You've sold your goddamn soul, Rolling Stone. Enjoy taking it up the ass from Mickey Mouse.
Seriously, in a year which saw releases from Portishead, She & Him, Atmosphere, Sam Roberts, Jenny Lewis, Sam Sparro, Amanda Palmer, Robyn, Sia and Estelle, am I really expected to swallow this?
We can do better than this.